Previously on Neighbours
- Friction between Toadie and Sonya over the prospect of a birth coach
- The car crash; Kate and Paul are told that Sophie will need rehabilitation
- Paul's piecemeal seduction of Priya, culminating in her throwing herself at him
Priya sits forlornly with a coffee, flashing back to her passionate kiss with Paul. Ajay creeps up behind her and shocks her – he asks her how the board meeting went, and she tells him they've agreed to extend the VET programme. Ajay comments that Priya's perfume is very strong, and she lies and says she spilled some. Ajay gets a text from Rani; she's been trying to call Priya, and wants to know where she's been. Priya looks increasingly guilty, flashing back to Paul taking her jacket off. Ajay offers her a lift home, but she says she still has things to do; he kisses her and leaves.
Sophie's back – and she's now walking, albeit on crutches. She asks what's been going on in her absence; Kate tells her Callum's really been missing her, and offers to call him. Sophie points out that she can still make a phone call by herself, and prepares to call Cal. Meanwhile, Kate finds Priya's jacket on the floor and asks Paul what it's doing there. He says she left it at Charlie's after the board meeting; Paul suggests Sophie invite Rani around too, so she can pick up her mum's jacket.
Sonya is asleep on the couch. Toadie gently prises her mobile phone from her hand and turns off the alarm, to give her some extra rest – but when she wakes up she quickly realises what's happened. She says she needs to get back to the nursery to supervise Callum and Rani – Toadie warns her not to overdo it but she says she's fine. As they talk, Toadie's mum Angie calls his mobile, but he tells her he's busy and will call her back. Toadie tells Sonya she should think about reducing her hours at the nursery; but she says she'd get bored stuck at home and insists on doing things her way.
At work, Sonya gives Rani various jobs to do, and notices Callum is on his phone. Perturbed to find he's talking to Toadie, who's ringing to check up on her, she tells Cal to pass him straight over to her next time he rings. Cal asks if he and Rani can leave early today, as they want to go to see Sophie. Sonya says it's fine; all the heavy lifting's done and there's only one customer, whom she's sure she can deal with on her own.
Rani has come to pick up some food for Sophie, and finds Priya there. When Priya learns Rani's going to Sophie's, she insists on coming along with her to check how Sophie's getting along. Rani tells her it'll be embarrassing, but Priya insists, saying she won't stay for long.
Sonya goes over to assist her customer, a young woman, who is looking for some cut flowers. The woman is very enthusiastic but very indecisive, as she's buying flowers for someone she's never met before and is nervous about whether they'll like them. Every sort of flower Sonya suggests is met with doubt. Sonya breaks off the conversation to take an unexpected delivery, and realising it's starting to get busy, calls Lucas, asking him to come down and help. She goes back to her indecisive customer, who's finally decided she wants a mixed bouquet comprising one of everything, except daisies.
Rani shows up to see Sophie, with Priya in tow, much to Paul's satisfaction.
PAUL: Twice in one day – what a pleasure!
Priya tells him that she's here to see Sophie, and starts talking to Soph about coming back to school when she's ready. Kate hands Priya her jacket, and Paul says he found it at Charlie's after the board meeting – at which point Priya says she thought she'd left it at the gym. She gets very flustered and rushes into the kitchen to get a glass of water. Paul follows her in and pours one for her.
PAUL: You are a terrible liar.
PRIYA: Stop it.
PRIYA: Looking at me.
PAUL: Oh, Priya, will you just relax?
PRIYA: I left my jacket in your house.
PAUL: So? People don't notice stuff like that. They do, however, notice behaviour – so just act normal and everything will be okay.
Priya says what happened between them was a mistake, and that she can't do this – but Paul says she can, and tells her to keep it together. He goes in to kiss her but she turns away, terrified Rani will see.
Later, Callum shows up, just as Priya is leaving. Paul tries to convince her to stay for a coffee, but she's nervous about being overheard by the kids. She says they live and work in close proximity so can't afford to be seen getting chummy, but Paul says he sees these as opportunities, not problems. Priya tells him he may have done this before, but she hasn't; Paul replies that they can't ignore one another. Priya bids him goodbye and walks out.
Sonya has painstakingly wrapped up her indecisive customer's flowers for her, and comments that whoever she's giving them to will need a big vase – which almost has the customer changing her mind again. The customer notices Sonya's wrists and ankles are swollen; she says she's a nurse and recommends eating bananas and drinking lots of water during pregnancy.
When Lucas turns up to help out, the customer asks him to tell her honestly what he thinks of the bouquet. He says it's a bit big, and the customer starts wondering if she should just go for roses instead – but Sonya gives Lucas a look, and he tells the customer that the bouquet looks really special. As the customer finally leaves satisfied, Sonya's relief is palpable, and Lucas takes the reins while she heads off for a rest.
Callum is setting up the TV so he, Soph and Rani can watch the fifth season of True Blood, but Kate rushes in and says she's recording something for school. Soph says they can watch it later, and Cal comments that she'll probably be stuck on the sofa for a while – before realising what he's said and backtracking. Sophie tells Cal and Rani that they can talk about her legs; Cal asks if they'll get better, and Sophie says they will, as long as she doesn't sit around watching too much TV.
Kate asks Paul if Priya's still here; Paul says she left ages ago, coming up with the excuse that she had to go to a green committee meeting. When Kate expresses surprise as she's on that committee, Paul changes his mind and says it was a grounds committee. Kate seems to buy this.
Paul finds Priya sulking – she admits she can't face going home yet. Paul tells her it gets easier, and tells her he makes mistakes too, relating to her the almost- slip- up he just had with Kate. Paul says he does want to see Priya again, and tells her they can make it work; he reminds her she has the key to his room at Lassiter's. As Paul leaves, Ajay comes in – and Priya agrees to his idea of getting some takeaway.
Ajay makes some inane conversation about how much he and Priya spend a year on takeaway, while Priya follows him quietly. She sees Paul talking to an underling outside the hotel, and asks Ajay if he can put her food in the oven, saying she has to pick up some paperwork about the new VET programme. Ajay agrees, and says he'll see her back at home. Priya walks into the hotel, and a second later, Paul follows her.
The indecisive woman from the nursery is being equally indecisive at Harold's; she asks Margie's advice on what cake to buy. Ajay, who is waiting in the queue, steps in and suggests the banana cake, which the customer decides is a good idea and buys – thanking Ajay for being the second person who's been ‘super- nice' to her today.
At that moment, the other object of her affections, Sonya, walks in; Son's horrified to see the customer again and starts backing towards the door. The woman enthusiastically pulls out a chair for Sonya and tells her to sit down while she gets whatever she wants – but Sonya makes an excuse and beats a hasty retreat! The woman beams eccentrically at Ajay and comments to him that Sonya is ‘kooky, but really nice'; at which point Ajay smiles nervously and retreats himself.
Sonya comes home, exhausted. She tells Toadie that Cal did all the lifting and initially lies through her teeth when he asks if working was ‘soothing'. She quickly relents and tells him about the indecisive customer who was driving her crazy. Sonya thanks Toadie for not saying ‘I told you so,' and he tells her to put her feet up while he prepares dinner.
Later on, after dinner, there's a knock at the door and Callum goes to get it. It's the crazy customer from earlier, brandishing both the extravagant bunch of flowers and the banana cake! She tells Callum he's older and cuter than she thought, and kisses him on the cheek, much to his surprise! She introduces herself as Georgia, Toadie's cousin. Toadie's pleased to see her but a little perplexed, especially when Georgia says the cake is a thank- you present. It soon transpires that the call from Angie earlier was to ask if Georgia could stay, as she's starting work at Erinsborough Hospital. Toadie never called Angie back, but it appears she's told Georgia she can stay there anyway!
Shortly afterwards, Toadie rings Angie and gives her an earful for putting him in an awkward position. Sonya comes in and is horrified to be handed back the bunch of flowers by Georgia, whom she thought she'd seen the last of! Toadie explains the situation and says it might be good to have a nurse around the house. While Callum helps Georgia unload her bags, Sonya demands to know what's going on. Toadie says they can tell her to go if Sonya prefers, but Sonya says they can't just turn her away.
Georgia overhears part of their conversation and offers to stay in a motel instead, but Sonya tells her not to be silly and says they'll be happy to put her up. Cal shows Georgia the room, while Toadie and Sonya hug. Sonya says she's sure she's okay with it, but looks stressed out already!
Monday on Neighbours
- At the hospital, Georgia meets Rhys, but he doesn't offer her a very warm welcome
- Rhys is still cut up about his surgery career, and annoyed to see Lucas and Vanessa getting chummy
- Tash is annoyed that Chris has forgiven Andrew over the crash; Chris and Andrew shake hands
- Aidan warns Andrew that stress exacerbates epilepsy, and he gets dizzy while playing football